If you are adding a deck to your home, you have to consider many things one of which is the type of railing you want to use. Because there are different types you can choose from, this can be a difficult decision. To help you below are four of these types, so you can get your deck finished.
Glass railings are supported by wood or steel. You can choose straight sheets of glass, or you can choose glass that has a few openings in various areas of the glass. There are many ways you can customize the glass. For example, you can have etchings added to the glass to make it look interesting. You also have a variety of transparency options. Glass railings are beneficial if you have small children that play in your yard. This is because the clear or transparent glass allows you to sit on your deck and still be able to see your children.
2. Wrought Iron
Wrought iron railings make your home look comfortable and classy. Wrought iron is strong and durable, and you can arrange the railings in a variety of designs. You have many options of the finishes used. You can also have the wrought iron painted if you prefer, and there are many colors available.
If you choose wrought iron, you must seal and coat the iron on a regular basis to prevent rusting. If you choose to have the iron painted sealing and coating will also keep the paint from chipping. If you notice any dirt, you should clean the spot immediately. This can generally be done with a damp cloth. There are also cleaners available that are made specifically for wrought iron.
Cable railings have a series of horizontal metal cables. The metal cables are thin and are secured with metal posts placed along the deck. In some cases, a series of metal beams are tied together, or a thicker wire may be used instead.
Even though the cables are thin, they are still noticed, so you get the look that you want. The cables are beautiful and give an inviting design to your deck. If there are other types of metal used on the railing, you can have a finished placed on the cables to match the other metal. You do have to ensure that no one leans on the cables. This pressure will cause the cables to weaken, or they may break. Talk with a contractor to learn much more about these and other types of railings for your deck.